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GRH and SAH sign Affiliation Agreement

Hospital news | Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Contact: Mardi Ford

Grande Ronde Hospital and Saint Alphonsus Health System sign Affiliation agreement; moveexpands quality care for La Grande and surrounding communities

Grande Ronde Hospital and Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise, Idaho, have signed an affiliation agreement that will enhance medical services for residents of Northeastern Oregon. The affiliation agreement means the two health care organizations will use technology, collaboration and on-going programmatic developments to increase access to services and health care providers.

“Our physicians and management teams have worked collaboratively in the past to share knowledge and expertise,” said Jim Mattes, President and CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital. “We look forward to exciting opportunities as these relationships continue to grow and prosper.”

The nationally recognized partnership between Saint Alphonsus and Grande Ronde in telemedicine is a key example of our shared cultures, mutual goals and proven ability to work together effectively to benefit our patients and our communities. Additionally, the proximity of Baker City and La Grande provides unique opportunities for integration of health care services.

“Both Saint Alphonsus Health System and Grande Ronde Hospital share a similar vision and mission,” said Sally Jeffcoat, President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System. “This affiliation helps us build upon an existing relationship and strengthen our commitment to keep patient care local.”

Grande Ronde Hospital
is a not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital dedicated to providing quality health care services. Comprised of a broad range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic outpatient services, a Level IV Trauma Emergency Services Department and three clinics—the Children’s Clinic, the Women’s Clinic and the Regional Medicine Clinic—-as well as the Family Birthing Center, the Rehabilitation Therapy Services Department and Home Care Services covering home health and hospice, Grande Ronde Hospital is recognized as a premier small and rural healthcare facility. For more than 100 years Grande Ronde Hospital has led the region in providing healthcare for the communities of Northeast Oregon. For more information visit

Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest.As anot-for-profit medical center,Saint Alphonsusreinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit